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[May 16, 2011]


Tonight I worked on trying to make some brackets to hold on the gear leg fairings securely. I scratched my heard on this a lot since it really isn't obvious. I wanted a bracket I could leave on the gear legs when I took the fairings off so I wouldn't have to worry about always re-adjusting them. Here is what I came up with. This is a bracket made out of #40 that will eventually get a nutplate and be screwed to the fairings. It is attached to the gear legs by a hose clamp.


The one just on the top didn't make the fairing stay in place that securely, so I needed to make one for the bottom as well.


Here is is installed temporarily. It holds the fairing on nice and securely.


Here is the real nice thing about these brackets. When I want to remove the cowl, I will need to make sure the cowl clears the gear leg fairings. In their natural position, they interfere nicely. However, when unscrewed from the brackets, they pull back enough to drop the lower cowl.


I also needed to secure the bottom. What I did here was drill some keeper holes and attach some 040 to it with epoxy. I waxed the clecoed before I installed them to make sure I can remove them later.


I also laid up one layer of cloth on the inside. Hopefully this puppy isn't going anywhere.

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